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Lauri Novak Simplify life | Simplify life Lessons & Advice

I got out of sync with this. Getting myself back on track. An updated, simplified version of Lauri Novak photography's fine art website. Simplify your home and office decor with photography.

Five exercises to help you see | Photofocus Five exercises to help you see

It's always good to do your exercises. Five photography exercises to help you see and be aware of what is around you. Practice these exercises and create better images.


I'll never tell.

Photofocus news and community - SEE! with Lauri

My latest blog post and news! The Photofocus Community, come together with like-minded and passionate photographers to interact, continue our learning.

Photofocus Community

Exciting news from Photofocus!

Join us in our brand new Photofocus Community! Photography is a beautiful medium. It allows people to capture moments in time for the purpose of keeping, documenting, sharing, protecting, and storytelling. Regardless of the type of photography you choose to focus on, Photofocus is here as a helpful and educational resource for the aspiring and p...

Monday Motivations - SEE! with Lauri Monday Motivations

Need a little creative push this week? Monday motivation to get you out with your camera even when you don't feel like it. Limiting pushes us to see differently.

Double your film fun with double exposure photography | Photofocus

This was such a fun project.

Double your film fun with double exposure photography | @photofocus

#filmisnotdead #doubleexposure #photographyeducation #personalprojects One film. Two photographers. Two subject matters. Two different views of the world. Two different geographic locations. Double exposure.

I was reminded of feathers today. Nature works the best though. Snow and a feather. Simple.

Need fresh photography inspiration? Try these ideas | Photofocus

Great collection of ideas and help to boost your creativity.

Photofocus Feeling stuck in a creative block? Get your fill of creative juices through some of our articles on photography inspiration.

2020: An unusual year in review Inspiration Photofocus | Photofocus

As we come to the end of this unusual year I thought it would be interesting and a good exercise to do a bit of a review of 2020.

Photofocus 2020 was an unusual year in so many ways. How did it affect your creativity and photography? Did you create more? Less?

You got your very first camera; what do you need to learn? |

Welcome to the world of photography, and congratulations on your first camera! Here are a few tips to help you get started. You received your very first camera, now what? Here is a list of things to do and what you should learn as you start to use your new camera.

How to Sell Your Photos Online [Workshop] | Landscapes With Pete

If you'd like to sell your photos online, Pete DeMarco Photography is hosting a workshop with me,
this Tuesday at 8pm EST/New York.
Click here for details: Do you want to earn extra cash, gift your photos to friends and family, or create something special for fans of your work? I’ve invited fine art photographer, Lauri Novak from Chicago, to share what’s she’s learned in over 10 years of selling her fine art photos online. Whether you want to sel...

TRAVEL. It's on my mind. You?

I'm very honored and excited to team up with the one and only Karen Hutton this coming Monday to present to the Sedona Camera Club.

Moving on.

I've made the decision to only have one Instagram account.

It just makes more sense to me, it's simpler and less to try to stay consistent with. After all, most of my work is fine art, can easily be hung on the walls of your home, a corporate office and in a gallery.

So, if you follow me @laurinovakart on Instagram, thank you for doing so. Head over to @laurinovakphoto and follow me there if you're not already. I will be posting the same sort of images, room mockups and stories.

Illuminate Auction | Springboard Arts Chicago

Springboard Arts Chicago is a new gorgeous gallery in Wicker Park. It is open, you have to make an appointment to visit and I highly recommend that you do. Right now the exhibit that is on is "Illuminate". Amazing work.

There is also an online auction you can take part in and acquire some of the incredible artwork while also helping contribute to SkyART Chicago, an organization that offers free art therapy, after school and in-school art programs to Chicago's youth.

"Illuminate" runs through December 13th. Our Chicago Art gallery is proud to annnounce its current art exhibition- "Illuminate." Bid on work in our Illuminate Auction today!

A Tree Grows.

Wandering the streets of Cannes Old Town, Le Suquet. So many little nooks and crannies. So many places to get lost in. Easy to get lost in the colors, character and feelings of a past life here.

Creative liberties were taken with the edit on this one. I used @TopazLabs Texture Effects.

Lunch break.

Catching up with a friend in the sun of Cannes.


Wandering the streets of Cannes Old Town, Le Suquet. So many little nooks and crannies. So many places to get lost in. Easy to get lost in the colors, character and feelings of a past life here.

Just a red bike waiting for its rider.

Taken in Cannes where even the walls and bikes have character.

Scenes from and in a window - Cannes.

I've mentioned before all of the beautiful windows in Cannes. It's more than that though, look beyond, look through. There is always more to SEE.

“Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while you could miss it.”—Ferris Bueller's Day Off. ⁠
While life in Cannes seems to be a bit slower and relaxed there are still quite bustling areas.

Beauty & Character at Fort Royal, Ile Sainte-Marguerite. The softness of nature against the weathered, time-worn buildings.

Going through some older images from a 2016 trip to Cannes and the surrounding area. ⁠

Going through some older images from a 2016 trip to Cannes and the surrounding area. ⁠

Ahhhh sun, sand and unique perspectives. I love finding images like this when it all just seems to come together.

Going through some older images from a 2016 trip to Cannes and the surrounding area.

Beautiful windows like this were everywhere, just dreamy.

If you are interested in a print of your own you can get one here:

Or mugs, notebooks and other home decor items.

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Just a bit of fall.

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Make this holiday season great and shop with your favorite artist (me perhaps?) this year during the holidays.

I’m participating in Artists Sunday (Nov 29th ) this holiday season, along with artists and craftsmen across the country, promoting the giving of handcrafted art during the holidays.

Share your own artist shops, Etsy stores, websites in this post.

Please visit other artists' sites and shops - it's a great way to spread the love and find unique gifts for the holidays!

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About Me

Lauri Novak is an award-winning fine art photographer, mentor and author based outside of Chicago. She has an eye for photographing architecture, traveling as much as possible and just wandering in nature with her camera.

Having grown up within an hour of one of the most architecturally rich cities sparked an interest in architecture early in her life that has been a recurring theme in her work over the years. The camera was ever-present in her life growing up in one form or another, including the many family vacation photos that were taken by her mother. Lauri received her first camera when she was ten. Since then the world has opened up to her through her view-finder and has brought into focus many of the details in life that are often overlooked.

Traveling was also a big part of her life. Her family went somewhere new every year which allowed Lauri to see different parts of the country, different cities and landscapes across the United States. This opened up so many opportunities for photographs and the wandering spirit which is part of who she is to this day. On her own, she traveled overseas and discovered different cultures, amazing historical architecture and the incredible beauty that is everywhere in this world. All the while capturing what she saw with her camera.

One of the questions Lauri is asked most often both by viewers of her work and other photographers is, “How did you see that?”. She works hard to show different perspectives, unique angles and the everyday details of a wide variety of subjects.

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